Burger & Lobster Mayfair
Time Out says
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Probably London's cheapest lobster in one of London's priciest areas - and no stinting on quality.
Please note, Burger and Lobster’s menu is now full a la carte and prices have changed. Time Out Food editors, January 2018.
Don’t be put off by the gimmicky concept or swanky addresses of the nine branches of this chain; this sleek eatery represents remarkably good value for money… if you order the lobster. As you walk through the door in the Mayfair branch (an attractively converted pub), a blackboard tells you all you need to know about the menu: you may order a lobster (boiled, grilled or in a brioche roll with mayonnaise), or you may have a burger, all served with a substantial and tasty salad and french fries, for £16. The simplicity of the pricing – while absurd for what is a fairly average burger – cuts neatly past the usual ‘market price’ for lobster, which can easily work out to over £30 elsewhere in town. The grilled version got top marks on our visit: the lobster was a fresh, quality specimen, perfectly cooked – and tasted divine dipped in drawn butter. For dessert, there’s either an entirely average chocolate brownie or a delicious lime mousse that offers a tart finishing touch to a satisfying meal. If you’d like to make an evening of it, do: the bar has a range of fine cocktails and a decent selection of beers on tap.
It all started on a London rooftop in 2011; four schoolmates came up with the simplest of ideas - a restaurant where the focus was just two ingredients – burger and lobster – done really well.
From that first-ever Burger & Lobster, born in a small Irish pub in Mayfair, it’s fair to say we’ve grown – with nine restaurants located across London, as well as in New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Malaysia, Kuwait and Singapore.
What hasn’t changed, though, is our mission (some say obsession) to make the most of quality ingredients – whether that’s the Nebraskan family-farmed beef that goes into our prime burgers, the freshest Atlantic lobsters or the premium spirits for our tempting cocktails.
From that rooftop meeting to your table today, that simple idea stays